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Via Ricasoli 9, 50122 Florence, Italy
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Academy Hostel
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Ranked #21 of 228 Specialty Lodging in Florence
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Although we only stayed one night here, we loved it. The front desk staff speak superb English, are very knowledgeable on what to do in Florence and super friendly. They also have free pizza and wine every evening, which is a great chance to socialise - my partner and I got to meet some other travellers whom we went out... More 

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Alpena, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For two single girls making our way across Italy...the Academy was a wonderful choice for time in Florence. Even though we arrived in the early afternoon (and the Academy was closed for cleaning)...we were able to check in and leave our bags in a supervised area. When we arrived back to the hostel, we were shown to a four bed... More 

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was on an extended backpacking trip across Europe and chose Academy Hostel based on user reviews of which some had a few negative points. Let me remove any doubts: This is as perfect as any hostel I've stayed in. The location I think should make this the No.1 choice. All you need to do is head to the Duomo,... More 

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Oberlin, Ohio
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32 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for three nights, and I was lucky to get a spot for my third night after I arrived. The staff here are very friendly and helpful, there's always someone at the front desk. I honestly don't think there's difference between four beds room and six beds room, and in fact, the six beds room is better, warmer... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our stay here. The location is unbeatable and everyone is very friendly. However, there is no wifi/ a very weak signal in the rooms so be prepared. The breakfast was good as well as the free wine and appetizers in the afternoon. Would stay here again.

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Messina, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I loved the feel of this hostel. It's very open and welcoming. I actually thought the staff was quite friendly and helpful. I enjoyed the free evening snacks/wine because it was a great way to meet new people in a relaxed, easy atmosphere. There's plenty of open public space and the people staying when I went were all chill, friendly,... More 

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England
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29 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I stayed 4 nights and all fine. The 4 bed dorm room was clean and the bed comfortable. Locker was a good size. The public space, wi-fi and computers were all without issue. There was a little free wine and pasta in the evenings, which enables you to meet some others for going out. The light breakfast provided was fine.... More 

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Manitou Springs, Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The hostel was easy to find with the directions given from the train station.The staff was helpful but not all that friendly and didn't seem happy to be at work. The price and location, just steps away from the Duomo was great., only one block from some of the main attractions and shopping. This was a hostel with your basic... More 

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New Delhi
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9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

In terms of location, you cannot get better than Academy Hostel in Florence. Right next to the Duomo (so close, you'll wake up to the sounds of the Church bells), and also very close to the train station, the hostel is clean, safe, comfortable, and the staff are awesome. I had a particularly great experience with Rossa and Toto who... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I stayed here for 3 nights in a mix 4-bed dorm with en suite bathroom. The hostel was very easy to find and only about 15 minutes walk from the train station. The hostel is very centrally located-less than 1 minute walk from the Duomo and about 5 - 8 minute walk to the Academy Gallery. There are lots of... More 

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Address: Via Ricasoli 9, 50122 Florence, Italy
Location: Italy > Tuscany > Province of Florence > Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
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